Stabs husband to death
Blood stained knife Photo credit: Aeroberry

Lagos State Police Command have arrested a teacher for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in Ikorodu area of the state.

The teacher identified as Abimbola Olamide was accused of killing her 28-year-old husband, Dare Akinbobola, during a brawl that ensued in their home.

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Concise News gathered online that the mother of two said she acted in self defense and had no intention of killing her husband.

According to Punch Metro, the woman said in Yoruba that she did not kill the man.

Her words, “I did not kill my husband intentionally. He was beating me and while hitting me, he broke several plates on my head. He had battered me many times in the past, but whenever he beat me, I usually run out of the house.

“But this time around, he locked the door to prevent me from escaping, pinned me down and battered me. I was helpless.

“I picked up a knife on the ground; my intention was to use the knife to scare him away. So, I held on to the knife, but he didn’t leave me alone. I mistakenly stabbed him; I couldn’t have killed my husband intentionally.

“My family already told me to leave him, but I did not because he was the husband of my youth and father of my two children. He usually beat me; you can ask around, everybody knows. But I have just been enduring it.”

Punch reported that the Police at the Igbogbo station from where the suspect was transferred to the Homicide Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, confirmed the incident.

The Police Public Relation Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, called it another “case of spousal killing”.

He said, “It is another case of spousal killing in which the suspect stabbed her husband in the neck and the man bled to death.

“The corpse has been recovered for autopsy. Meanwhile, the suspect has been arrested and taken to the SCIID, Yaba, for further investigation.”